Effective Teaching

Author: Daniel Muijs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526418428
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This new edition of the popular textbook digs into the research behind different aspects of teaching in order to give students an informed understanding of what underpins high quality teaching. It explores what the evidence shows about the effectiveness of different approaches, drawing from a variety of educational schools of thought. New to this edition: enhanced discussion of what we can learn from cognitive science research new chapters on metacognition and thinking skills, teacher subject knowledge, evaluating teacher performance, and international comparisons on teaching new Further Reading and Think Point features encouraging critical engagement with key research findings. This is essential reading for all students on initial teacher education courses including undergraduate, postgraduate, School Direct, Teach First and employment-based routes into teaching, and also qualified teachers wanting to deepen their understanding of educational research.

Effective Teaching in Schools

Author: Chris Kyriacou
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9781408504239
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Effective Teaching in Schools is the ideal introduction to what defines good teaching in the UK. Recognizing the shift of teacher-training towards more classroom practice, the book combines depth and authoritative coverage in its treatment of the teaching experience. Strongly practical, the book helps to develop the essential skills of reflective practice. It is the ideal bridge between the theory students need to put their experience in context and the practice which allows them to build on theoretical work where it matters in the classroom. This third edition covers new UK developments such as: personalized learning â?¢ new developments in information and communication technology â?¢ interactive teaching â?¢ inclusion â?¢ assessment for learning â?¢ the UK's Every Child Matters â?¢ evidence-based classroom practice. The book also contains updated terminology and references, plus suggestions for further research.

Effective Teaching and Successful Learning

Author: Inez De Florio
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316666654
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The overall aim of this reader-friendly book is to enable current and prospective teachers as well as other education professionals to improve practice, leading to more successful learning for all students. Drawing on her extensive experience as both a high school teacher and a university professor, Inez De Florio provides an evidence-informed and value-based approach to teaching and learning that takes the personality and the accountability of teaching professionals into account. Students' needs and interests are the primary focus of an evidence-informed teaching model, MET (Model of Effective Teaching), which is described and exemplified in detail. In order to allow for informed decisions and suitable applications of the steps of the MET, the book provides, furthermore, a succinct and comprehensible introduction to the main features and types of educational research, especially newer findings of evidence-based education such as presented in John Hattie's research.

Effective Teaching and Learning in Practice

Author: Don Skinner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0826499376
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Essential for all teachers looking to develop their understanding and skilful use of a range of teaching modes and strategies to promote successful learning. >

Effective Teaching with Internet Technologies

Author: Alan Pritchard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848604866
Format: PDF, ePub
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'The aim of this book is to support schools in using the internet effectively. Refreshingly, it has a strong pedagogical focus and emphasises the value of technology to support learning...Overall a useful book that should help schools in thinking about how the internet might enhance teaching and learning' - Learning & Teaching Update All schools now have internet access, but the potential of internet technology as a teaching and learning tool is still far from fully realised. This timely book helps teachers develop pedagogical skills in using the internet through a series of case studies of good practice, all of which are based on extensive classroom research. Accessible and practical, it is a guidebook on how integrate the use of technology across teaching and learning. The book offers a range of ideas which can be used in different classroom settings. The emphasis is on practical ways of developing skills in teaching and learning, rather than on the technical specifics of the technology itself. Illustrative material - examples of children's work, website links, and further details of how projects were set up - are presented on a companion website. Chapters include: - The internet and its use in Education - what is the internet and what is its history in schools? - Pedagogy and the Internet - what impact is new technology having on teaching styles? - Learning Theory - past and current perspectives - Teaching with the internet - a series of case studies analysed in terms of pedagogy, learning theory and the effectiveness of the teaching and the learning. - Effective Teaching with the Internet - some guidelines for good practice This book will appeal to teachers in training as well as practising teachers, ICT co-ordinators and those on CPD courses.

School Effectiveness and Improvement Research Policy and Practice

Author: Christopher Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136487468
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This book provides a contemporary overview of school effectiveness and improvement. It charts the development theory and research in this area and looks at the contribution made to policy and practice. It also challenges some assumptions that have become ingrained into the theoretical and methodological traditions of the field. By challenging these orthodoxies, it provides a framework that sets a new agenda and repositions the field to meet the emerging challenges of the twenty-first century. It argues that traditional measures of school effectiveness are challenged as systems have attempted to adapt to a complex range of emerging agendas. New theoretical perspectives are required which consider 'education' and a 'broader set of outcomes'. This shift requires a rethink of how effectiveness and improvement have been understood by the field, and a reconstruction by policy makers and practitioners. Attention must be given to promoting equity as well as effectiveness so that one school or student's gain no longer means another's loss. The field must develop new methodologies if inequities are to be challenged and a broader set of outcome measures are to be developed. The two questions guiding this book are: How can educational effectiveness and improvement research and practice support the development of a more equitable education service? What are the key indicators of educational effectiveness and improvement and what are the new methodologies required to facilitate a shift from 'school' effectiveness and improvement to 'educational' effectiveness and improvement? This book uses lenses of research, policy and practice to explore these key questions and articulate what such a repositioning may look like and how it may be achieved. It will prove invaluable for teachers, school leaders and anyone involved in policy and educational research.

Evidence Based Practice In Education

Author: Pring, Richard
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335213340
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"Where does hunch end and evidence begin? Too much is written and said about school improvement - about improvements in teaching and learning - with far too little attention to this question. This book provides vivid discussion from distinguished protagonists and antagonists about what gets called 'evidence-based practice'. Reading it, all involved in education - policymakers and practitioners alike - can proceed more confidently."- Professor Tim Brighouse, London Schools Commissioner The movement to evidence-based practice in education is as important as it is controversial, and this book explores the arguments of leading advocates and critics. The book begins with an explication of evidence-based practice. Some of the ideas of its proponents are discussed, including the Campbell Collaboration, and the application to education of Cochrane-style reviews and meta-analyses. The thinking behind evidence based practice has been the subject of much criticism, particularly in education, and this criticism is aired in the second part of the book. Questions have been raised about what we mean by evidence, about how particular kinds of evidence may be privileged over other kinds of evidence, about the transferability of research findings to practice, and about the consequences of a move to evidence-based practice for governance in education. Given that the origins of the interest in evidence-based practice come largely from its use in medicine, questions arise about the validity of the transposition, and contributors to the third part of the book address this transposition. The issues raised in the book, while primarily those raised by educators, are of relevance also to professionals in medicine, social work and psychology.

Effective Teacher Development

Author: Bob Burstow
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474231888
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The responsibility for facilitating effective continuing professional development (CPD) is based firmly in schools. Frequently, decisions are based on gut feeling, advertisements received or prior experiences. Effective Teacher Development encourages readers to move beyond this and to enhance their strategic decision making in order to effectively develop CPD programmes within their school, partner schools, federations or school chains. The theory behind CPD is explored, drawing on research and evidence from recent practice, including a 10-year international longitudinal study of the effectiveness of professional development to teachers. Readers are supported to develop their understanding of the whole life cycle of a CPD programme, from setting up a new programme to evaluating the effectiveness of existing provision. Chapter summaries and navigational tools support readers looking for guidance on particular issues and questions encourage readers to reflect on the impact of suggestions in their own particular context. Effective Teacher Development is essential reading all involved in designing, implementing and developing effective CPD programmes.

The Routledge International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

Author: Christopher Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317394321
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The International Handbook of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement draws together leading academics and researchers in the field to reflect on the history, traditions and the most recent developments in this dynamic and influential field. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of: the foundations of the field the evolution of educational effectiveness theory and methodology the links with other research disciplines the links between policy and practice. In conclusion, the handbook sets out a new agenda for future educational effectiveness research. This handbook is an essential resource for those interested in the effectiveness of educational systems, organisations and classrooms. It offers academics, researchers, students and policy-makers new insights into the latest thinking and evidence about educational effectiveness.